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Sean Carter

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2008-09 (redshirt), 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
  • Number: 54 (wore 23 in 2009-10, 2010-11)
  • Position: F/C
  • Height: 6' 9“
  • Weight: 245 lbs.
  • Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
  • High School: 71st High School, Fayetteville, NC
  • Prep School: Laurinburg Institute
  • Transfer From: Oregon State
  • Birthdate: June 8, 1988

At UMass


  • Started 89 of 99 games as the Minutemen's center, including all games as a sophomore and senior.
  • Raised his game as a senior. Went from a 5.0 ppg UMass average after junior season to an 8.1 average in senior season.
  • Never attempted a 3-point shot in 128 total games (including freshman year at Oregon State) and 2,923 minutes played.
  • Shot better from the floor (.523) than the free throw line (.460).
  • Graduated in May 2012.1)

2011-12 Redshirt Senior year

Roster photo 2011-12

  • Started all 37 games, averaging 8.1 points, 6.5 rebounds (led team) and 1.1 blocks. 11th in A-10 in rebounding average.2)
  • .568 field goal percentage is 12th-highest in program history (through 2011-12 season).
  • Stepped up his game, going from a 5.0 ppg UMass career average to an 8.1 ppg average in senior season.
  • Minutes also went up: 22.9 UMass career average after junior season to 28.5 in senior season.
  • Fouled out in 6 games. UMass was 3-3 (.500) in those games, 22-9 (.710) otherwise.
  • Played all 40 minutes, tallying 11 and 11 as UMass won at Seton Hall (3/17).
  • Played 48 (of 50) minutes, scored 20 (6-10 FGs, 8-12 FTs) and rebounded 12 as UMass won at Mississippi State (3/13).
  • Played 39 minutes, scored 6 points and rebounded 8 to help UMass upset Temple in the A-10 Quarters (3/9).
  • As a Senior Night honoree, scored a career-high 22 points (7-11 FGs, 8-11 FTs), rebounded 10 and blocked 3 against Rhode Island (3/3).
  • Held to no field goals and just 1 point as UMass struggled collectively at Dayton (2/25).
  • In a 6-game stretch (1/8 at La Salle - 2/1 at Rhode Island), averaged 13.7 points per game. Season scoring average improved from 5.4 to 8.1 per game.
  • Went 5-5 from the floor and added another 6 points from the line at Rhode Island (2/1).
  • Shot 5-7 from the floor and scored 12 points to help beat St. Louis (1/28).
  • A-10 Honorable Mention for week ending 1/223).
  • Scored 15 points (on 7-9 FG shooting) and grabbed 7 rebounds to help UMass win at Richmond (1/21).
  • Scored 12 points (on 6-7 FG shooting), grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds, blocked 3 shots, in 38 minutes of work at Duquesne (1/18).
  • Scored 8 points, snared 10 rebounds, and stole a season-high 3, to help UMass beat Saint Joseph's (1/14).
  • Scored 15 points, including perfect 6-6 FG shooting, and grabbed 8 rebounds in the win over Charlotte (1/11).
  • Scored a then-season-high 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds at La Salle (1/8). Shot 8-11 from the floor.
  • Snared 10 rebounds and blocked a season-high 4 shots to help UMass win over Davidson (12/22).
  • At Miami (12/3), scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
  • Averaged 7 rebounds a game in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament (11/24-26).
  • Against College of Charleston (11/26), scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
  • Slow start to season. In first 5 games, averages just 3.2 ppg and 18.4 mpg. (By season's end, averages went up to 8.1 ppg and 28.5 mpg.)

2010-11 Redshirt Junior year

Roster photo 2010-11

  • Started 20 games, played all 30, averaging 4.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. 15th in A-10 in rebounds.
  • Shot team-best 56.7 from the floor.
  • In A-10 16 games, shooting 57.4 percent from floor and averaging 5.8 points and 7.1 rebounds.
  • Has at least five rebounds in 24 of 30 games during the season.
  • Hit all three of his field goal attempts for seven points, along with six rebounds vs. Temple (3/2).
  • Second game in a row with double-figure rebounds, grabbing 11 vs. George Washington (2/13), also scored six.
  • Season-high 15 rebounds along with eight points at Saint Joseph's (2/5).
  • Grabbed eight rebounds to go along with six points in win at St Bonaventure (1/26).
  • In return to homestate, tallied eight points and grabbed six rebounds at Charlotte (1/19).
  • Made career-high 7-of-8 from the field for 15 points and nine rebounds in win over La Salle (1/15).
  • Made all four field goal attempts for nine points and grabbed five rebounds at Xavier (1/12).
  • Great defense in holding Dayton (1/9) to 28.6 FG Pct. Grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots in win.
  • Grabbed seven rebounds along with four points and two blocks vs. Boston University (12/31).
  • Returned to starting line-up for third time vs. #24 UCF (12/22) with three points, seven reb. and three blocks.
  • Scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Maine (12/8).
  • Corralled a season-best 11 rebounds vs. Boston College (12/4). Hit both shots for four points.
  • Coach Kellogg called game vs. Holy Cross (11/27) ” best of his career“ with 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes.
  • After two scoreless games to start year, notched five points vs. New Mexico State (11/20), added five boards.
  • Started season-opener vs. Rider (11/12) with six rebounds, career-high three assists, three blocks in 21 min.

2009-10 Redshirt Sophomore year

Pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: “Sean Carter's been fantastic. He's one guy that has exceeded my expectation level of him coming in from the way he competes every day, his enthusiasm with the guys and it seems like he just loves going to school here. He loves being on campus and he's a guy that you'd love to build your program around. He's a fun person and I think he's got a chance to be a special player here. His athleticism and his size is something you just can't teach and he's willing to work and learn every day which is a great trait to have.”

  • Started all 32 games at center, playing 24.4 minutes per game with 5.1 points, and team-best 7.1 rebounds.
  • 12th in A-10 in rebounding (7.1). Fifth in A-10 in offensive rebounds with 3.4 per game.
  • Led UMass in blocked shots per game with 1.3 per game.
  • Had exactly seven points and seven rebouns in each of three games at La Salle (3/3), vs. URI (3/6) and at Charlotte (3/9).
  • Grabbed seven rebounds and scored seven points with two dunks at La Salle (3/3).
  • Third games this season in double-figure scoring with 11 points at Rhode Island (2/6), also had eight rebounds.
  • Third-career game in double-figure rebounds with 10 vs. Charlotte (1/30), along with six points and four blocks.
  • Best game in a month with six points, nine rebounds and career-high three assists at Saint Joseph's (1/27).
  • Grabbed 10 rebounds for second time in career, in state homecoming at Davidson (12/30), also added four points.
  • Career-high 16 points along with nine rebounds at Boston College (12/23), making career-best 6-of-9 field goals.
  • Scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in win over Memphis (12/19).
  • Scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots vs. Grambling State (12/11).
  • After getting stitches under his eye, had five rebounds and two points vs. Quinnipiac (12/2).
  • Grabbed eight rebounds vs. #2 Michigan State (11/28), but did not score in Legends Classic.
  • Career-high 10 rebounds (seven offensive) along with five points vs. Rutgers (11/27) in Legends Classic.
  • Scored eight points and had three rebounds in career-high 29 minutes vs.St. Francis (11/24).
  • First UMass game in double-figures with 13 points, also grabbed eight rebounds vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21).
  • Grabbed six rebounds in 22 minutes and scored three points vs. Cornell (11/18) in Legends Classic.
  • Made UMass debut at UCF (11/13), scoring Minutemen's first points of the season. Finished with four points and five rebounds.

2008-09 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2008-09 Transferred to UMass from Oregon State in July 2008.4) Sat out the season under the NCAA transfer rules.


Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
2007-08 (OR St)5)29944715.443102.422001141.2684042822.86426351516973.3
2008-09Did not play under NCAA transfer rules
UMass totals9989247625.0240439.54700127259.4902923636556.62821173126120596076.1

UMass accomplishments:

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

with Oregon State with UMass
Points15 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)22 - vs Rhode Island (3/3/2012)
Field Goals6 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)8 - at La Salle (1/8/2012)
Field Goals Att.13 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)11 - twice, last vs Rhode Island (3/3/2012)
3-Point FG00
3-Point FG Att.00
Free Throws3 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)8 - twice, last at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
Free Throw Att.7 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)12 - at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
Rebounds9 - vs Washington State (2/14/2008)19 - at Duquesne (2/11/2010)
Assists1 - six times3 - three times, last vs Rider (11/12/2010)
Blocks2 - five times4 - three times, last vs Davidson (12/22/2011)
Steals5 - vs Northern Colorado (12/19/2007)3 - three times, last vs Saint Joseph's (1/14/2012)
Minutes28 - vs Portland (11/25/2007)48 - at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)


Courtesy: UMass Athletics

A Few Minutes With S-Dot

  • Full name: Sean R. Carter
  • Nickname: S Dot
  • Best Concert I Ever Attended: Fabolous
  • Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Lakers vs. Clippers
  • Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince
  • Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Charles Barkley
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team: Lakers
  • Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
  • Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Oregon State
  • Toughest Place I Ever Played: Arizona
  • Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Slam
  • My Biggest Fear: Rats
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met: Nas
  • Place I'd Like to Visit: Brazil
  • Best Moment at UMass: Moving here
  • Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: Virginia Tech softball pitcher Angela Tincher
  • My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Seeing my first college game
  • My First Memory of Basketball: Small shorts
  • If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would: Rap
  • Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My mom
  • Pre-Game Rituals: Wipe my hands off
  • Most People Don't Know This But: “I'm a big reader”
  • My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Rapping


2007-08 Freshman year (Oregon State)

Roster photo 2007-08

Played in 29 games freshman, starting in 9. Best game was on 11/25, as Carter registered 25 minutes off the bench, scoring 15 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.6) Finished season with averages of 3.3 ppg, and 2.8 rpg. The Beavers went 0-18 in the Pac-10, and 6-25 overall. Head coach Jay John was fired mid-way through the season.

Prep School / High School

Prepped at Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina in 2006-07, the same school which produced fellow UMass bigman Tyrell Lynch. He spent his senior year at Laurinburg and averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game for the prep powerhouse. Attended the 71st High School in Fayetteville, N.C., for his first three years of high school and played two years on varsity, starting as a junior.


  • Sean Roosevelt Carter
  • Born June 8, 1988 in Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Son of Larry Carter and Renee Pauch
  • Has a brother Larry and a sister Sabrina
  • Major: Sociology


Gigantes Edomex Toluca, Mexico, 2014-15
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Previous stints in Turkey, Hungary, and minor leagues in the US

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